Stéphane Coutelle is an established beauty and fine art photographer.
Born in Paris in 1962, he has led a rich and diversified career, always willing to reinvent himself and explore new grounds.
He shot fashion pictures and celebrity portraits in the 80's, became a painter of large, hypnotic portraits in the 90's, before coming back to photography and becoming a worldwide reference in beauty advertising photography and film making.
Stéphane Coutelle has published four books : Me Myself and I in 1995, Shoebox Studio in 2012, Insomnies in 2014 and CARBONE in 2019. Insomnies’ pictures were exposed in Paris by ArtStudioK gallery in 2014, as part of Le Mois de la Photo program. A new exhibition took place in 2018 at Artcube Gallery. In 2019 he created the publishing house LA BELLE ETOILE with his wife Barbara Moors.
Stephane Coutelle has a passion for portraits and a special eye for casting.
The most beautiful women have posed for him, sometimes long before they became famous : Monica Bellucci, Laetitia Casta, Camille Rowe, Elisa Sednaoui, Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich, Marine Delterme, Natalia Vodianova, Olga Kurylenko, Guinevere Van Seenus...
You can not recognise Stéphane Coutelle’s pictures because of a specific visual signature, you can recognise them for their strength : little effects but a strong eye, the testimony of a special bond, the sign that a special encounter took place in the studio that day.
Since 2019, he teaches portrait photography on special courses at Ecole des Gobelins in Paris.